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CEC 2024 for Students/Pre-Service Teachers

Students can take advantage of many opportunities to learn and network at the CEC Convention & Expo.

Pre-Service and Early Career Mentoring Breakfast

Join us on Thursday morning with your fellow pre-service and early career teachers at this event designed just for you. Over breakfast you'll network with your table of peers and learn from a veteran special education professional about a topic of your choice. Topics included trauma-informed practices, practical classroom data collection, establishing your classroom management style, and more.


This event is free for all pre-service and early career teachers, but sign-ups are required as space is limited!


Pre-Service Registration


Early Career Registration


Sessions for Students

The Whova app allows you to search by topic to find sessions that interest you. You can also search by special audience to find sessions identified by the Program Advisory Committee to be of interest to students; filter by instructional level to find introductory sessions; or search by author to locate presentations by faculty or fellow students whom you know.

The Expo Hall

Visit exhibitors offering products and services designed to help you in your future career. Stop by the CEC Hub to get your questions answered. Or, shop the CEC Store for new resources and CEC gear.

Social Events

A number of networking and social events allow time to meet up with friends and fellow students as well as to make connections with special education professionals. From the Expo Hall to open houses, there are plenty of opportunities for fun while at the CEC Convention. Remember add a ticket to our CEC Celebration on Friday night for an evening of food, drinks, and fun.

Social Media

Follow @CEC_Headquarters on Instagram to connect with professionals and fellow students, receive Convention updates, and learn about other social media activities taking place during the Convention. Use the hashtags to connect with other attendees during the event. Tag your posts with the hashtags #CEC2024 to connect with the special education community.

Last Updated:  12 February, 2024

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